Chic, minimalist Southwestern 'Kokopelli' earrings
Price for clients in the US: USD 70. Please see the shipping and payment details at the end of this product description.
Say hello to your new wardrobe staples! Featuring 'Kokopelli' (a fertility deity that also symbolizes joy and change), these chic Hopi earrings (see 'Trivia' below), with their clean lines and thoughtful detailing, will be a great addition to your jewellery-from-around-the-world collection and a pair you are bound to wear ofter.
Composition: Sterling silver.
Stamped: B (the maker's mark) and Sterling.
Measurements: 2.8 cms long and 1.6 cms at the widest. Push-post closure.
Weight: 4.72 gms
Age: 1980s -1990's
Country of origin: USA
Trivia: Somewhere around the 1930s, the Hopi community started crafting their own distinctive style of jewelry called 'inlay'. They would take two similarly shaped pieces of silver and punch out designs influenced by traditional baskets, textiles, and pottery into the top silver layer. The silversmith would oxidize the bottom silver layer so that it would turn black, and then solder the top layer to the blackened bottom piece, letting the design show through. This creates a unique and highly desirable aesthetic, while also ensuring that the resulting piece of jewelry is extremely durable.
Please note: (1) All the jewellery in this collection is vintage, and thus neither new nor in mint condition. Wear, dents, scratches, oxidation, etc. are in keeping with the age of the jewellery.
(2) All the jewellery has been gently cleaned to remove surface dirt and oils but not the patina- which in our view adds immensely to the appeal of vintage pieces. While in great condition (none of the jewellery is broken/chipped/in need of repair), all were previously owned by someone else, and while not perfect each is full of old history and charm. Please use accompanying photographs to make your decision and be sure to ask any questions you may have before purchase.
(3) It is also worth reminding that since the jewellery is shot in close-up mode, the pieces may look bigger than actual size. Conversely, some large pieces may look smaller in pictures. Always refer to the mentioned dimensions.
Shipping and payment details for clients in the US: A flat fee of $10 per packet will be charged for shipping within the continental USA. These pieces will be shipped from our California studio. Ignore any other shipping charges that may show up at the time of checkout. Select "PayPal" as the payment mode and place the order. You will receive a mail from us with the total amount to be paid and the mail id for PayPal payment. You can choose any other way to pay as well, in case you don't use PayPal. Please do NOT add any other item apart from those in this collection to your cart. For all other purchases (from other collections) for delivery in the USA from our US office, you need to place an order on our US website.